Media Coverage | 07/27/2021

Sangeeta Shah Comments on Tiffany Cunningham’s Historic Confirmation to the Federal Circuit

Team Contact: Sangeeta Shah

  • Patent Prosecution
  • patent-litigation

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan– Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah contributed to a recent IPWatchdog article on Tiffany Cunningham’s historic confirmation to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Members of the IP community, such as Shah, and senators who voted for her, comment on what this might mean for the CAFC long-term.

Shah comments, “I’m elated to have a 20-year veteran patent litigator on the Federal Circuit bench, someone who intimately understands the unpredictability of the current patent landscape, in particular on the issue of patent eligibility, and can help bridge the current divide. Her chemical engineering background and experience with Hatch Waxman cases will undoubtedly be of great value to the bench and their patent docket. And, last but certainly not least, I’m thrilled that an African American woman with such impeccable qualifications will sit on the Federal Circuit, breaking yet another glass ceiling. I am hopeful that her confirmation will serve as a catalyst for change.”

Sangeeta Shah is the CEO of Brooks Kushman, responsible for leading the firm’s Executive Committee. In addition to serving as the CEO, Sangeeta maintains an active docket as an IP practitioner with over 20 years of experience in managing patent portfolios, PTAB matters, patent litigation and opinions.  Sangeeta works closely with several Fortune 500 clients for whom she provides strategic counseling and guidance on global intellectual property portfolios. Her patent expertise has resulted in national recognition from Managing IP, Best Lawyers, IAM, AIPLA and the PTAB Bar Association.

Prior to becoming CEO, Sangeeta served as the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer. In that position, she developed and implemented a range of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives within and outside of the firm through outreach programs and partnerships.  Under her leadership, the firm was recognized in 2018 and 2019 by ChIPs and Diversity Lab as a national Honor Roll Firm for its dedication to advancing diversity and inclusion. Sangeeta also hosts the Breaking Mindsets Podcast where she interviews leaders who defy expectations and have accomplished great change in their field.

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About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today.

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